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the drink and a woman was removed from the vehicle and taken to penn presbyterian hospital. a group of rowers rowed to the woman and rescued her. there is no word on the woman's condition or what caused the car to plunge into the water. police are talking about the arrest of a pair of heartless thieves. leeland watson and donald kale has been busted for the theft of a walker belonging to a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. we told you about kirsten alexander and the theft of her walker. walter perez is live now from minquadale. they have the suspects, we they
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able to find the walker? >> we found out that the walker was already sold for scrap and destroyed. and a strange twist. that the suspect allegedly returned to the scene of the crime the night before they were arrested. >> 51 leeland watson and 49-year-old donald kale are the s&ps in this case. they are accused of stealing the walker of 10-year-old kirsten alexander who has cerebral palsy. >> i wish i could walk now. but i can't. so -- that is how i feel deep inside. >> britney murray kirsten's mother says she is sure that the police have the right men because they actually came back to her house last night. >> they wanted to apologize for taking the walker and didn't know it was a child's walker and didn't know it wasn't scrap
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basically. >> investigators say it was not scrap before but it is now. >> we found out that the walker was taken to a scrap metal yard and since recycled. >> britney says that the thieves tried to give her an older beat up version of the walker to make up for what they did. and even made a request. >> one gentlemen said to me that they wanted me to reach out to the news stations and police and let them know they came by to give her another walker. >> and the public's reaction to the story. >> we have a hard time keeping up with things and the out pour of love is really great. >> some people don't help people sometimes and it just feels great. >> once again the family is working with several organizations to have the walker replaced for free. >> meanwhile watson and kale face several charges including
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theft and conspiracy and watson faces possession of heroin. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the victim of a hit and run at the park side section of philadelphia is fighting for his life tonight after being struck down yesterday. action news reporter annie mccormick is live at penn presbyterian with more on 65-year-old james wilson. >> the victim's daughter saying that her 65-year-old father tried to run out of the way of the vehicle and did not make it in time. and now remains in the intensive care unit. >> he is my dad. >> vena wilson's dad remains in the icu the victim of a hit and run. it happened at park side at 6:00 lat night. >> you hit him and knock him in the air and fluid leaked out of your car from hitting him and he
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flew in the air and comes back down and you leave. you know you hit him. >> he was headed to his truck when the vehicle hit the 65-year-old throwing him into the air. >> you can see the skid marks on the street from where this car took off from the opposite lane. >> philadelphia police confirmed that the driver fled the scene and the victim's brother was almost lit but able to run out of the way. and wilson is active in the neighborhood and works at a community center. he is surrounded by family tonight. and his daughter has this to say -- >> an apology will work. at least an apology, you can't do anything else. >> at this point police only have a vague description of the vehicle saying it's white in color. and looking for any witnesses or any tip, call 215-686-tips. channel 6 "action news." a man was shot to death
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today in wilmington delaware. it happened at 1:30 this morning along the 800 block of north jackson. police say that the victim heard a noise coming from the back of the home and he went to investigate and that is when someone fired a gun into the back door. the bullet went through the door and struck the man in the torso. he died at the scene. police have not yet identified a suspect. >> a section of the pennsylvania turnpike has reopened in bensalem. after a crash involving a overturned truck. the tractor trailer flipped on to its side at 12:30, blocking all lanes at 351. what a mess that turned out to be. police have to close the westbound lanes to clear the wreckage. the highway reopened just before 4:00 p.m. it is the nra's number one piece of legislation. its number one priority.
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taken up in congress this week. the bill is designed to expand conceal-and-carry rights to require each state to recognize carry rights from every other state. vernon odom is live now. you can say if this passes it will alter the gun rights landscape across america? >> reporter: good evening jim. and if you believe philadelphia police commissioner ross and the attorney general of the commonwealth it makes the alterations far more worse for law enforcement across the country. >> philadelphia's police commissioner and the pennsylvania attorney general called on congress today to quote, think deeper about a gun bill they may be about to pass and they are blasting the pleasure of hr 38 allowing a person to carry a concealed weapon in every state, in other words if you have a gun permit
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from mississippi you can drive into new jersey or any other state and keep on carrying your concealed weapon. no more questions allowed by law enforcement. >> particularly in philadelphia, we have close to 40,000 people with mer pits to carry. and like i said they are not an issue for us. but we certainly don't need a whole lot more people coming through with permits that we were not able to vet. >> what this federal law is doing is creating the lowest common denominator and undermining the rule of law. >> new jersey has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation and that this hr 38 is crazy. >> he don't want the wants and desires of the nra to be imposed on us. congress is a subsidiary of the nra. >> the national rifle is an association, the nra says that
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undergirds the second amendment ensuring travellers are not harassed for exercising their constitutional rights. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." meek mills attorneys are still fighting to get him out of jail. they have asked an appeals court to reconsider his motion for bail. a philadelphia judge denied his request and called him a danger to the community. and now they appeal to pennsylvania superior court. the rapper is serving 2 to 4 years for violating a probation from a drug and gun case from 2007. and breaking news from cobb's creek in philadelphia. a 14-year-old girl has been hit by a hit and run driver and the driver left the scene. it happened about 20 minutes ago at 63rd and market street. the girl has been rushed to penn
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presbyterian hospital and we do not know the condition of the girl but she was rushed to the hospital. the driver fleeing the scene we'll update the story if we can. >> a 21 gun salute marked the anniversary of the 1941 attack on pearl harbor. pearl harbor day is actually thursday, they gathered on the battleship new jersey to commemorate 76 years since the fateful day that threw the united states into world war ii and veterans lay aid wreath on the delaware river to honor those that died. and recognized perry johnny levine a veteran of the u.s. navy for his service. and working hard off the field. we'll tell you how the eagles gave back even though they are on the west coast. and operation santa is back in
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action to make holiday dreams come true for children in philadelphia. temperatures soared up to 60 degrees, 15 degrees above normal ahead of a strong cold front and that front is bringing rain and behind it the coolest air of the season and opportunities for snow. i'll explain in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast.
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the 6 abc family is about to be part of the drive today. this is the ben fm volunteers of america adopt a family radio-thon at dillworth park. the event provides gifts and
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holiday meals for local residents that need the help and tamala edwards were on hand to encourage listeners to make a donation and meteorologist, karen rogers, presented a contribution from 6 abc in the form of 100 toy trucks for local kids. the arrival of the holiday season means operation santa is back in operation at the main post office in philadelphia. operation santa makes an enduring impression on the families it helps on rich he put together this essay. >> dear santa. >> dear santa. >> dear santa. >> every year we get needy letters from families. >> my mom is trying to move on she condition give them all the things they want for christmas. >> operation santa is a program going on for about 100 years and geared toward helping immediately familied around the
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holidays. >> a lost people are laid off this year. we have the postal elves volunteer to process the letters. and just families from one to three children. >> heartfelt stories from families of parents that lost their jobs and worked for three years at the job that is now closing down. tamlies with disasters and tragedies. >> we had a big house fire. and lost everything. customers read the letters and see the letters they would like to help out. they would purchase the gifts. and actually bring it back here. and to mail it. >> a dad in need that has two daughters, so i hope to go out and get something for the daughters and something special for him. >> very jennous here in the philadelphia area. >> we actually have an opportunity to help families in need. just when you think you are
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doing bad there is someone doing worse. >> if you want to take part in operation santa, visit the philadelphia main post office on chestnut street. you have until this friday to select a letter to help a family or a child in need. we have posted the information on our website at website. michael: i'm thankful that i'm alive and have a second chance. james: i'm thankful for the help and the opportunity that i received. darlene: i'm thankful to be able to help people in crisis. vanessa: i'm thankful that addiction is treatable, and that help is available.
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christie: new jersey is experiencing a heroin epidemic fueled by opioid painkillers. but if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, i want you to know: we are here for you. this holiday season, choose help. call 844 reach nj or visit reachnj.gov.
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eagles back at work getting ready for the rams. >> l.a. rams. the loss to seattle was disappointing and not the end of the world and the eagles have a tough challenge ahead with the rams on sunday and doug peterson was asked if he needs to change things up given the loss sunday night. >> the messaging could change how i address the football team and brick to light the fact that we are 10-2, still a good football team and everything is in our control. that is the beauty of this whole
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thing, everything is still right in front of is, we have to embrace that and understand that and prepare like we have, and get ready for the rams on sunday. >> one of coach's biggest challenges this week is to limit the distractions leading up to the game. after all they are in southern california. the the coach is okay with what the players were doing yesterday. jaime apody explains. >> looking and firing and wide open. >> when you haven't lost a game in two months. it has to hit you hard. they did not let the loss linger they flew to l.a. and got right back to work. not the kind of work you pictured right? no, on their only day off the birds spend their time giving back building houses for "habitat for humanity" in california. >> we are here on the west coast in california. getting ready to play the rams doing community service and helping them build these homes.
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>> the first time we had an nfl team on one of our sites, i love the fact you guys are involved. the eagles are involved back home and brought that charity with them when they came out. >> the eagles sawed -- nailed -- and measured. helping construct five new homes forever needy and deserving families. >> i am in my room i'm moving in. >> they are jumping in and moving hard and having discussions about measure manies, that tells me they are taking the work seriously and they are doing a great job today. >> have you to be not just a football team but a brotherhood and it start ofz the field doing stuff like this. off of it they clearly already built a solid foundation for what we hope is a long playoff run. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> good to see. forgive me for sounding greedy but can the flyers make it two in a row.
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they finally ended their ten game losing streak. they won against calgary 5-2, they had three goals in the span of 72 seconds. they all found the back of the net and the flyers road trip continues tomorrow night in edmonton. college hoops, number four villanova is tested when they face gonzaga at madison square garden. >> and the sixers droppion to the lowly suns. ben simmons scored 22 despite having the flew. darren booker dropped in 48 points. they will face the lakers at home thursday night and that marks the return of josh hart. >> thank you ducis. meteorologist, cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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♪weee! today's the day! wahoo! there's the second-most famous groundhog in pennsylvania. phew, am i late?!
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nah, just in time. nice. holiday scratch-offs from the pennsylvania lottery. aww. things just got very merry. keep on scratchin'! getting ready for a major snow storm. not within the seven-day forecast but eventually. >> you got everyone's attention. cold air is an ingredient for snow and the cold air is on the way lets head to the "action news" weather center and folks are on it's rothman ice rink in dillworth park trying to get in some exercise before the steady rain moves in and we have showers already breaking out. double scan live radar showing showers ahead of the cold front. a pattern change from the west. philadelphia it's scattered and light and you see one little
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band over the new jersey turnpike. with moderate precipitation and rain and the steady rain is out to the west. honey brook right now. reading and coreyville with the steady rain pushing to the east. as we head through the evening hours and behind it, much cooler air will be arriving. temperatures today 15 degrees above normal. and not feeling like december at all. but it was cloudy and damp and not sunny but 63. look at this drop. compared to today wednesday and thursday will be 16 degrees cooler and seasonably cool and friday 20 degrees cooler than today. and getting even cooler for the weekend. right now it's damp with showers breaking out and temperatures with the southerly wind ahead of the front, mild and philadelphia 58 and the same in cape may, allentown 55 and dover 63 degree and what this front will do is bring us a wind shift.
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the satellite 6 along with action radar showing the showers continue through point that is ahead of the front and moving through overnight. around 8:30 we get the steadiest rain and that reaches the coast by midnight and tomorrow morning by 7:00 dry and a lot of clouds and temperatures stuck in the 40s. this sets up a new pattern, the big dip in the jet stream and below average temperatures are sticking around and could be sticking around for pretty much the rest of december and we have an upper level low spinning across the great lakes and that will throw some impulses our way. we have opportunities for showers and the same front that moves through tonight will stall. a wave of low pressure develop as long it and a coastal low could brush areas i-95 northeast with snow showers on sunday and upper level low throws
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instability showers your way and more organized system on tuesday. say good by to the 60s and gusty and wind gusts 30 miles per hour and sunny and chilly on thursday and 47 on friday. and snow showers develop southeast by the evening and future tracker 6 showing the bilk of it in south jersey and delaware and by saturday clouds breaking for fine and 42 and sunday instability snow showers and the high only 39 degrees and monday partly sunny and 41 and tuesday again a more organized system could bring rain or snow showers as we begin hanukkah with the high of 44 degrees. put away the shorts and grab the winter coats we'll need them for a while. >> finally tonight a youth football team is making us philly proud and heading to the youth championships in ft. lauderdale thanks to a generous neighbor.
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he lives non-works a block from chew playground where the south philadelphia sigma sharks play and heard the 9-year-olds made it to the championships but couldn't afford to go. he stepped in and donated $97 hundred they still needed. the tournament begins on december 13th. abc world news with david muir on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 and please join us for "action news" here at 11:00 on channel 6. for cecily tynan and ducis rogers i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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tonight, as we come on the air, the state of emergency. multiple out-of-control infernos in the west. not far from los angeles. tonight, we fly you right over the scene. also tonight, president trump and his former national security adviser michael flynn. our reporter asking the president, are you preparing to pardon flynn? the president's phone calls today rattling some world leaders, is the president now preparing to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel. tonight, the u.s. military preparing for any possible violence at american embassies. just in tonight, news of a close call at the jfk airport. was a

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